David W. Johnson has served as Musical Director and Conductor of the Ames Chamber Artists since 2016.
Johnson currently serves as Director of Music Ministry at Faith Lutheran Church in Clive and has been there since 2012. He has previously served as adjunct professor of church music and the arts at Grandview University in Des Moines as well as the head of the music department at Manhattan Christian School in Churchill, Montana.
He received his Bachelor’s degree from Gonzaga University, Spokane, and his Master and Doctorate in Sacred Music from Graduate Theological Foundation in South Bend, Indiana. In 2021, Dave completed his Master of Music in Choral Conducting from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa.